In order to borrow Ellibs e-books, you must have University of Eastern Finland's Haka credentials, i.e. UEF user ID and password. See instructions on the library's blog.

1. How many concurrent users can access book?


2. Can I read the books using just my Web browser?

Some books you can, some not (see question 9).

3. Can I print and copy the material?

Yes, on some books. E-book-provider-specific printing and copying restrictions are mentioned in book descriptions.

4. Can I save the books?

Yes, i.e. on a USB stick, in acsm file format. Reader software is required to open these files (see question 9).

5. Can I borrow the books and then read them offline??

Yes. Books are downloaded into a reader programme for the loan period. The loan period is 10 minutes or 14 days.

6. Can I reserve material?

Yes; books that can be read on a web browser. When the book is ready for reading after the previous customer, you’ll get an email notice.

7. Can I use the books with my tablet or e-reader?

Yes. Tablets require free reader software (see question 9).

Your tablet must be connected to the Internet when you are accessing a book for the first time.

List of supported devices

8. Can I read the book I have borrowed on different devices?

Yes. You have to download the book into a reader programme, create an Adobe ID account, and authorize your device with the account.

9. Which reader software do I use on each device?

(Create Adobe ID account)

Desktop or laptop computer

Adobe Digital Editions (recommendation: version 4.5 or newer).  The software can be found as a virtual application on the university network.

iOS devices: iPad, iPhone

Adobe Digital Editions (AppStore)

Android devices

Adobe Digital Editions (Play Store)

10. How do I install the reader software?

Installation (Windows) / Installation (Mac)


11. How do I download a book into the programme?

Download guide - Ellibs

12. What if a book does not open in the reader software?

If a book does not open in the reader software, search for a file named URLLink.acsm from the folder of recently downloaded files on your device. Right-click on it, then click on Open with and choose Adobe Digital Editions as the software where the file is to be opened. It is also possible to open the reader software first and then to drag and drop the file there from the folder.

13. Is there a mobile app for these books?

You can download and read the books in the Ellibs mobile application:

In the application, select "Itä-Suomen yliopiston kirjasto" (University of Eastern Finland Library). After that log in with your Haka credentials and choose "Itä-Suomen yliopisto" (University of Eastern Finland) as your home institution.


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Kaarina Meriläinen

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Mikko Meriläinen




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